Jun 01 2016

The Traditional Latin Mass has been celebrated in a relatively unchanged form throughout nearly all of the Church's history and it is this Mass which Father Frederick Faber once described as "the most beautiful thing this side of heaven". Although the Mass has, at various times, incurred minor modifications to its liturgy, notably in 1570 and 1962, Pope Paul VI promulgated a new missal in 1969, which came into effect in 1970. This new rite of Mass was radically different from the traditional Latin Mass which preceded it. Between 1970 and 1984 the Vatican restricted the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass. In October 1984, following the issue of the indult Quattuor Abhinc Annos from Pope John Paul II, permission to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass became at the discretion of the local bishop. In July 1988 Pope John Paul II issued the motu proprio Ecclesia Dei Adflicta which, among other things, required that respect be shown for the feelings of all those who are attached to the Latin liturgical tradition. The status of the Traditional Latin Mass changed again on 14 September 2007 as a result of Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio Summorum Pontificum.

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Latest News

Forthcoming Masses at Historic locations

There are three Masses to be celebrated this summer at Torphicen Perceptory, Cambuskenneth Abbey and Crossraguel Abbey.


First Mass - Fr Ninian Doohan

On the 20th of August at 12pm, Fr Ninian Doohan of Dunkeld Diocese offered a first Solemn High Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Balornock.


Two Shrines Pilgrimage

Earlier this month Scotland saw its first three day walking pilgrimage in the Chartres mould walking from the National Shrine to St Andrew in Edinburgh to the ruined mediaeval shrine to our patron saint in his eponymous city of St Andrews. Read more...

Mass at Cambuskenneth Abbey

Saturday 10th September

12.00 midday

Celebrant: Fr John Emerson FSSP

Post code FK9 5NQ


New Traditional Sunday Mass

Good News!
Fr Morris of THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY Balornock 162 Broomfield Road G21 3UE) has just sent this:-

Please note that in addition to our Sunday Mass schedule there will be a Traditional Latin Mass at 6pm from now on starting this Sunday 11th September 2016.

More Traditional Masses

Fr. Mann SJC has begun a regular Sunday Mass at Smithstone House, Kilwinning in the Diocese of Galloway. This Mass takes place at 12 noon. The postcode is KA13 6PL.
Fr. Liam O'Connor has begun to celebrate a Mass in St. Mary's, Cleland in the Diocese of Motherwell. This is at the request of Bishop Toal and takes place every Thursday at 7.00pm.The postcode is ML1 5QR.
Fr. Morris now says Mass every Sunday at The Immaculate Heart of Mary at 6.00pm. This is in addition to his weekday Masses.  On Saturday, the Traditional Mass is said at 9.30am and on the First Saturday, it is a Sung Mass.The postcode is G21 3UE.